Monthly Archives: June 2020

A Tale of Two Cities

“As you go about your business today, KNOW that there is no law that orders you to Wear a Mask. Our Governor does not have the unilateral power to make such orders. While I know the HEADLINES over the last … Continue reading

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Reforms needed before public loses confidence in police

The video images were clear and unmistakable. Nobody could deny what they were seeing, or explain it away. White Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin had his knee on the neck of black suspect George Floyd, ignoring Floyd’s plea that “I can’t … Continue reading

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So much for Trump’s conservative Supreme Court

One of Donald Trump’s biggest selling points for reelection—and a position embraced by the Republican Party—is the conservative makeover of the federal judiciary that has taken place in the last three plus years. No more legislating from the federal bench, … Continue reading

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‘Woke’ journalism isn’t good for the credibility of newspapers

This post is not intended to denigrate or harm the feelings of any reader who feels afflicted by social injustice, threaten the ability of reporters to do their jobs, or get any editors fired. I thought I’d better start out … Continue reading

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QUICK HITS: Getting ‘serious’ about protecting customers

–“Businesses are really taking this seriously” when it comes to protecting customers against the coronavirus, Amy Irani, Nevada County’s environmental health director, said in the June 12 issue of The Union. The quote was right next to the picture of … Continue reading

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Why don’t you tell us what you really think, Peggy

Peggy Noonan, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, best-selling author, speech writer for Ronald Reagan, and long active in Republican affairs, writing about Donald Trump’s “biblical moment” and his supporters, in The Wall Street Journal: “In all this he gave up the game … Continue reading

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